By Aaron Traister, REDBOOK
DEAR WHYS GUY:
How do I deal with being a summer-sports widow? I'm just not into the outdoorsy stuff that my husband is, and I'm frustrated that we don't share the best part of Saturday together.
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DEAR REDBOOK READER:
This was an issue in my marriage too. Karel was not a baseball fan when we met, and I didn't know (or care) much about gardening. But I quickly learned that it's easy to get into something that makes Karel so happy, and she learned that listening to a ball game while drinking a beer and dicing tomatoes fresh from the yard is a pretty soothing way to unwind after work. My advice? Start over with an open mind about something your husband is into, and ask him to do the same. Maybe you'll discover your inner rock climber/ fly fisher, and he'll embrace the air-conditioned splendor of mall walking.
Need help decoding odd male behavior? Redbook columnist Aaron Traister, who lives in Philadelphia with his wife and two kids, is our resident male who is happy to answer any questions you might have about the mind of a man. Either leave your questions in the comments or email him at email@example.com with Whys Guy in the subject. Letters, emails, and comments may be edited for clarity and length.
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